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GMC Statement: Statement from the General Medical Council following the publication of the Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust Investigation

03 March 2015

Niall Dickson, Chief Executive of the General Medical Council, said:

Press Release: Strong support for proposals to improve patient protection and public confidence in doctors

25 February 2015

A major consultation by the General Medical Council (GMC) has found strong support for proposals to deal with the small number of doctors who put patients at significant risk or cause them harm.

Press Release: GMC supports doctors treating dementia patients

18 February 2015

Dementia and mental health issues are the latest focus of the GMC’s online resource which supports doctors treating older patients.

GMC Statement: GMC statement following the Shape of Training UK Steering Group announcement

17 February 2015

Welcoming the announcement today from the UK Steering Group, Niall Dickson, Chief Executive of the General Medical Council said:

GMC Statement: GMC welcomes Sir Robert Francis' report into NHS whistleblowing

11 February 2015

'Freedom to Speak Up', an independent review into creating an open and honest reporting culture in the NHS was published today.

Web News: Essential maintenance to some key systems Sunday 8 February from 10:00 to 18:00

06 February 2015

Advance notice that some key systems will be unavailable.

GMC Statement: Shape of Training review

30 January 2015

GMC statement on the Shape of Training review.

GMC Statement: GMC welcomes Government’s response to legal reform of health regulation

29 January 2015

The General Medical Council (GMC) welcomes the Government’s response, announced today, to the Law Commissions of the UK’s draft legislation governing the way in which the health and social care professions in the UK are regulated.

GMC Statement: The GMC responds to the special report in the BMJ on regulating doctors’ financial and commercial interests

29 January 2015

Our guidance states that doctors 'must not allow any interests you have to affect the way you prescribe for, treat, refer or commission services for patients'.

Press Release: New standards put patient safety at the heart of medical education and training

28 January 2015

The General Medical Council (GMC) has today launched a consultation on new standards which, for the first time, will create a single set of standards for organisations delivering medical education and training across the UK.